Families

A Corpsman Family (Home) Delivery

By Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Chad Belmont My wife Brittany and I had planed to welcome our new born at home with the assistance of a mid-wife, but when our baby decided to arrive earlier than anticipated, I knew what to do; don’t panic, stay focused and rely on my training. And so this past summer I had the good fortune …

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 Expressions of Gratitude Go a Long Way

 By Lt. Jay Morrison, Naval Hospital Guam As we move through suicide prevention month, we’re reminded of the important warning signs to watch for in our shipmates, and to spot signs of trouble: increased substance use, withdrawal, recklessness, changes in mood or personality, and especially expressions of hopelessness or wishes to die. We’ve heightened our sensitivity to shipmates who feel alienated, …

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Families and Suicide

By Kirsten Woodward, BUMED Family Programs Division Head and Director – Project FOCUS Why? It is the universal question asked by anyone affected by suicide. Suicide can be as mysterious and unpredictable as any hidden illness that goes undetected.  Your family member maybe “acting just fine” one day and the next has taken their own life.  There may be outward signs …

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Navy Corpsman Balances Family and Deployment

  Story and photos by Sgt. Jessi McCormick | 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   After talking to a recruiter for a year, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Johanna Ray chose to join the Navy instead of the Army because she didn’t want to get dirty.  Seven years and plenty of mud later, Ray is deployed to Multinational Base – Tarin Kot, …

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Team CNIC: As We Grieve, We Also Stand Strong

By Vice Adm. Bill French, commander, Navy Installations Command Team CNIC, I join with you in grieving for our Navy Yard colleagues and Navy family who were senselessly gunned down on Monday. But as we grieve, we also stand strong, knowing that our inner strength and the ideals for which we work and train and fight are infinitely stronger than …

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